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PREP GOLF: Tyler Groves continuing to find success on and off golf course

SLAYTON - Tyler Groves is not a hard man to find in the summer. When he's not working, it's a safe bet that he'll be somewhere on the golf course honing his craft. "I work all day long and then I go to the golf course," Groves said. "I go at night and whenever I can on the weekends. I go with ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Tracy VFW defeats Springfield with walk-off

TRACY – The Tracy VFW baseball team defeated Springfield in grand fashion, using a walk-off to win 4-3 Thursday. With the bases loaded and the game tied at 3-3, Tracy’s Rylan Fogelson grounded into a fielder’s choice to bring in the game-winning run. Jake Tauer led the way for Tracy ...

PREP GOLF: Minneota’s Guttormsson ties for second at state meet

BECKER – After battling hot weather in the opening round, the Class A state golfers wrapped up the 2017 season with another scorching day at Pebble Creek Golf Club Wednesday. Once again, the boys’ groupings went off first, but this time it would be the individuals who would tee off before ...

PREP GOLF: Tigers wrap up final day of state meet

JORDAN - After a couple of disappointing rounds on the first day of the Class AA state golf tournament in Jordan, Marshall's two state qualifiers - Ana Schwarz and Mason Plante - decided they needed to make adjustments for the second day on Wednesday. Attitude adjustments, that is. When ...

PREP BASEBALL: Seasoned Tigers looking to add to special season at state

MARSHALL – When the Marshall Tigers began the season they didn't necessarily look like a team that had the makings of a state tournament team. They were 4-3 and just lost to West Fargo 10-0. It just goes to show you that it's not how you start, it's how you finish. Since that shutout loss ...

PREP BASEBALL: Experienced Falcons hoping to soar at state

LAMBERTON – It's been a special and historic season for the Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove baseball team. The Falcons finished the regular season with a 22-3 record and stamped their ticket to the state tournament for the first time in program history last week with a 5-2 victory ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Marshall takes down Bird Island

MARSHALL – On Wednesday, the Marshall A's hosted the streaking Bird Island Bullfrogs in amateur baseball action. In a low-scoring affair dominated by pitching on both sides, the A's were able to escape with a walk-off 2-1 victory. Entering the game, Marshall had not taken the field for a ...

PREP GOLF: Local teams, golfers wrap up the first day of the state meet

BECKER – What started as a gorgeous morning at Becker Golf Club Tuesday turned into a windy and hot afternoon, but despite Mother Nature’s flip of the switch in conditions, the opening round of the Class A state golf tournament came and went. Two area teams and nine area individuals ...

PREP SOFTBALL: A pair of Tigers earn all-conference honors

MARSHALL - The Big South Conference recently announced the 2017 all-conference teams for softball, with two Marshall Tigers earning honors. Morgan Radel earned all-conference honors. The junior played third base and was one of two juniors on the team this past season. Radel and Karley ...

VFW BASEBALL: Adrian tops Marshall Orange

ADRIAN - The Marshall Orange VFW team fell victim to Adrian, 7-5 on Tuesday. The Tigers struck first thanks to a two-run single from Dillon Loft to put the Marshall up 2-0. Blake Kruse followed with an RBI ground out to put Marshall up 3-0. Adrian bounced back with two runs in the ...

AREA SWIMMING: Southwest Swim Club attends Brookings High Point Meet

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The Southwest Swim Club attended the Brookings High Point Swim Meet in Brookings, SD last weekend. The swim meet was held in a 50-meter outdoor pool with teams from South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Iowa. SSC had seven swimmers competing in 57 individual events. Of ...

SMSU BASEBALL: SMSU baseball to host Prospect Camp on Aug. 1

MARSHALL - The Southwest Minnesota State University baseball program will be hosting a Prospect Camp at Alumni Field on Tuesday, Aug. 1, for players in grades 9-12. The camp, which will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is conducted like a pro-style showcase. Each player will go through skills ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: Mustang Memories: Lillie Brown

MARSHALL  - Southwest Minnesota State University is celebrating 50 years during the 2017-18 academic year. During the next few months, SMSU Athletics will take a look back and fondly remember some of the most memorable events, teams, coaches and student-athletes over the past 50 ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: Mustang Memories: The 1974 Baseball Team

MARSHALL - Southwest Minnesota State University is celebrating 50 years during the 2017-18 academic year. During the next few months, SMSU Athletics will take a look back and fondly remember some of the most memorable events, teams, coaches and student-athletes over the past 50 years. This ...

PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Area athletes wrap up Day Two of state meet

ST. PAUL - The final day of the state track meet was held at Hamline University on Saturday under windy and humid conditions. The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton girls team finished in a tie for 27th in Class A. The Murray County Central Rebel boys team placed 61st. The boys team for Wabasso finished ...

VFW BASEBALL: Marshall VFW Black falls to Litchfield, 5-3

SARTELL – After splitting a pair of games on Friday, the Marshall VFW Black baseball team continued their tournament run on Saturday in the Central Minnesota VFW Baseball Classic. The team squared off against Litchfield at Champion Field in Sartell, with the winner advancing to the ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Minneota takes first place in home tournament

MINNEOTA – Guided by a big offensive output and strong pitching, the Minneota amateur baseball team took first place in their home tournament Saturday afternoon. The Mudhens kicked off the four-team tournament with an opening matchup against Ruthton. The Royals got things going in the top ...